Cal Water has completed installation of a new emergency generator on San Jacinto Drive in Salinas, bringing increased water system reliability and fire protection to area customers. The infrastructure improvement project will enable the well station to continue to run in the event of a power outage and ensure customers do not experience a water service interruption.
“Cal Water is committed to being a good neighbor and investing in our water infrastructure,” District Manager Brenda Granillo said. “This important upgrade will ensure we are able to provide a reliable supply of high-quality water to our Salinas customers and resources for firefighters in emergencies for decades to come.”
As part of the project, crews also replaced a service panel, which supplies power to the well. The new service panel was strategically placed outdoors without disturbing the existing indoor unit, which minimized down time during construction.